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  • Summary: Three best friends find themselves at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide "So...where is this going?"
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 33
  2. Negative: 13 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Jan 27, 2014
    80
    Gormican’s script is the film’s big strength; the dialogue fizzes while the set-pieces pay off handsomely.
  2. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    Jan 28, 2014
    60
    It’s predictable and troubled by continuity errors, but as undemanding romantic comedies go, it’s a pleasant enough watch with a heartfelt script from debut writer-director Tom Gormican.
  3. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Feb 6, 2014
    50
    The reversion to formula takes a pleasing comedy and drops it down a notch, but That Awkward Moment is still very easy to like.
  4. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    Feb 5, 2014
    40
    First-time writer-director Tom Gormican keeps the dialogue moving at a rapid pace, which doesn’t obscure the fact that most of what is said is dopey and witless.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Jan 31, 2014
    38
    The compensation comes in the three lead actors, all way too good for the material dished out by writer-director Tom Gormican.
  6. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Feb 5, 2014
    30
    There’s probably a movie out there that can call a happy, anatomical truce between Viagra-hopped, horizontal-dick jokes and heart-on-the-sleeve love stuff, but this ain’t that.
  7. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jan 30, 2014
    10
    A vile, witless sex comedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jan 31, 2014
    8
    What the f**k is up with all the hate for this movie? I really enjoyed it. I had to sit in the front row for the thing and I still really liked it. The third act was a little cliche which was disappointing, but most of the jokes were great and the chemistry was fantastic. The female characters were really fleshed out too which I liked and it's the best movie I've seen this year, which isn't saying much, but I think it might end up on the lower end of my top 10 of the year, if not honorable mention. Go see this, much better than anything else out. 8.3/10 Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2014
    7
    That awkward moment when I'm making a review

    Pros:There are a lot of Likeable characters in this movie, jokes and chemistry are great, The
    Premise isn't
    bad for a movie like this

    Cons: Some acting is out of hand, Where's the character development?

    Recommendation: anyone who's interested into chick flicks for guys
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  3. Mar 20, 2014
    7
    I went into this movie (not my choice) expecting it to be a train wreck, i am very happy to say it exceeded my expectations by a country mile. The jokes were hilarious, there were likable characters and the actors had chemistry which tied it all together nicely. I recommend this to people looking for a comedy as this one of the better ones out at the moment.

    Also, two of the actors in this film: Miles Teller and Michael B Jordan will be playing Mr Fantastic and The Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four film (ugh).
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  4. Feb 6, 2014
    5
    Three friends decide to stay single. They spend the rest of this movie in attempts at witty repartee (sometimes successful, but more often not). This is really a romantic vehicle for Zac Efron (he even gets teary), but the story is too trite to be believed. Meanwhile, Miles Teller is the star (he's an up-and-coming talent). His has charisma and offhand comic style is winning. Michael B. Jordan (also a promising newcomer) has some light moments, but has to handle the dramatic duties. It's all about relationships, so this is def a chick flick, but it revolves around guys, so there's lots of cussing and lowbrow humor. Even though it's well-paced, the dumb plot and unoriginal writing make it mediocre. Expand
  5. Apr 16, 2014
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a movie you should not go see with your parents, unless you are completely open with them. With a penis joke every five minutes, "The Awkward Moment" will have you laughing out of your seat. This movie is an hour-and-thirty-five-minute awkward moment that you should at least see once in your life.
    Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller highlight what it is like for three single guys living in New York City. While they make a pact to stay single together after Jordan's character wife wants a divorce. Their friendship is put the test when Ellie (Imogen Poots) threatens to ruin the pact and the guy's friendship. This movie shows the realization of when it's time to grow up.
    Big-screen newcomers Jordan and Teller hit their stride with "The Awkward Moment." Both actors did a phenomenal acting job with the seasoned actor Efron. The three actors has chemistry few comedy movies have, as if they were friends for years.
    "The Awkward Moment" is hilariously inappropriate with added bonuses like seeing Zac Efron shirtless; and has you craving Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Make sure to stay during the credits for more penis jokes. Overall you should see "The Awkward Moment" at least one time, but you're spending too much money if you see it twice.
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  6. Feb 16, 2014
    4
    We’re long overdue a great romantic comedy told from the male perspective – unfortunately That Awkward Moment isn’t that movie, the characters lacking in likeability, too many of the jokes falling flat, and the film missing the spark that should make hearts flutter. Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2014
    3
    Not horrible, but not good either. I think the three main actors are probably the only really positive thing I can say about it. The stories not bad but it's predictable which I guess shouldn't come as a shock. I also think I was expecting more of a buddy comedy as opposed to a romantic comedy. Expand

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